Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced its 2005 stallion roster, which will consist of 16 stallions at its Hunter Valley base in Aberdeen in Australia. Heading the group is Elusive Quality, who will shuttle once again from brother Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Farm near Versailles, Ky., and stand for $110,000, double his 2004 fee. Owned by Darley, Elusive Quality (Gone West--Touch of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) was North America's leading sire of 2004. He was represented by champion Smarty Jones, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
The full list of stallions and fees inclusive of GST: Elusive Quality $110,000 Exceed And Excel $55,000 Cape Cross $44,000 Reset $33,000 Carnegie $27,500 Fantastic Light $27,500 King's Best $27,500 Dubai Destination $22,000 Refuse To Bend $16,500 Street Cry $16,500 Noverre $13,750 Grandera $11,000 E Dubai $8,800 Tobougg $8,800 Lujain $7,700 Untouchable $7,700